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PostPosted: 2008 12 05, 23:15 

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Are there any dictionaries that give the meanings of Polonisms and other words that are disapproved of and omitted from the Lithuanian dictionaries I've seen so far? How about those words considered obscene or indelicate? For that matter, Lithuanian pagan terms are either omitted or given Christianized menaings.


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PostPosted: 2008 12 06, 05:32 
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I don't know about that, but I can give you a link to a dictionary of, let's call them, barbarsims:
http://zodynas.kriu.lt/ The dictionary of the youth.
But I see you are not asking this because of that, but because you are into paganism.

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PostPosted: 2008 12 06, 06:27 

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Thanks for the link. I'm also interested in folklore and popular literature, which frequently have these kinds of words that don't show up in standard dictionaries. I remember my Lithuanian teacher recollecting when she was in school being drilled not to say "ale, bile, bo." It is much like a non-English speaker trying to find the meaning of "aint."


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PostPosted: 2008 12 09, 20:48 

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I don't know about that, but I can give you a link to a dictionary of, let's call them, barbarsims:
http://zodynas.kriu.lt/ The dictionary of the youth.
But I see you are not asking this because of that, but because you are into paganism.


IMO, that dictionary is crap. I personally use only a few of those words/expressions in my everyday language and at least half of them aren't common at all (I haven't even heard many of them :) ). An intelligent person would avoid all of them.


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Of course it's not a resource to get new words from. It's useful just to look up words said by others.

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I am not interested in incorporating these words into my user vocabulary, only in being able to recognize them as they appear. However, the dictionary cited requires more of a command of Lithuanian to use than I currently possess. Like most Lithuanian dictionaries, including most Lithuanian to English dictionaries, this is aimed mostly at the native speaker of Lithuanian, not the native speaker of another language.


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